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Chatillon Tritan Jet TQ (concept design)

Chatillon Tritan Jet TQ passenger hybrid-electric VTOL concept design aircraft


Tritan Jet TQ (concept design)
Thibault Chatillon (inventor)
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

Since 2007, Thibault Chatillon has been working with, inventing, flying and designing drones, including designing passenger electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Chatillon is based in Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. In addition, he's designed the first vertiport network in France for eVTOL aircraft and drones. Chatillon is also working on innovative eVTOL aircraft design concepts for advanced aerial mobility (AAM) and air racing. On several of Chatillon's social media accounts, his handle is Tibo Cat Lion.

The Tritan Jet TQ is a one passenger hybrid-electric VTOL concept design aircraft has four electric ducted fans that are stationary on a tilting tandem wing. The aircraft can either be piloted or flown autonomously. The two electric ducted fans are on each wing spare and close to the fuselage. Each entire tandem wing assembly on each side of the aircraft can tilt independently for all directions of flight. (TQ = Tritan Quad)

The aircraft has an estimated cruise speed is 400 km/h (248 mph), a range of  400 km (248 miles) and a flight time of approximately one hour. The cruise altitude will be determined according to the rules of the country. Chatillon foresees the aircraft's power source to be interchangeable with different engines or other power sources, such as fuel cells.

Chatillon's goal is to design and manufacture an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional jet aircraft and reduce air traffic congestion in major cities. The aircraft can also be used for rescue missions, natural disaster help, emergency medial transport,  air cargo services, government use and even military missions.

In VTOL mode

In VTOL mode


  • Aircraft type: Hybrid-electric VTOL passenger concept design aircraft
  • Piloting: 1 pilot and can be flown autonomously
  • Cruise speed: 400 km/h (248 mph)
  • Range: 400 km (248 miles)
  • Cruise altitude: The cruise altitude will be determined according to the rules of the country
  • Propellers: 4 electric ducted fans
  • Electric motors: 4 electric motors
  • Power source: Hybrid-electric
  • Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
  • Window: Canopy over cockpit
  • Wings: Two independently tilting tandem wings
  • Landing gear: Retractable wheeled landing gear
  • Safety features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers (or ducted fans) and motors on the aircraft so if one or more propellers (ducted fans) or motors fail, the other working propellers (or ducted fans) and motors can safely land the aircraft. There are also redundancies of critical components in the sub-systems of the aircraft.

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